This article is taken from Healthline by Kris Gunnars
" Honey has been used as both a food and a medicine. Honey is particularly healthy when used instead of refined sugar, which is 100% empty calories. Honey is a sweet, thick liquid made by honeybees. The bees collect sugar-nectar from flowers-from their environment. Once inside the beehive, they repeatedly consume, digest and regurgitate the nectar.
The end product is honey, a liquid that serves as stored food for bees. The smell, color and taste depend on the types of flowers visited. Nutritionally , 1 tablespoon honey contains 64 calories and 17 grams of sugar. High-quality honey contains many important antioxidants(they help defend your cells from damage) Honey also helps reduce high blood pressure.
Honey promotes burn and wound healing. It's healing powers come from its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects as well as its ability to nourish surrounding tissue.